Workshops and Classes

Beginner or more experienced Claire hopes you will enjoy the friendly, relaxed, individual tutoring that she provides.

Tuesday Weekly Classes

Held at Claire's home studio in Nuneaton CV10 9EB the 5A bus from Nuneaton station stops directly opposite Claire's house. 

Afternoons 2 till 4pm

Evenings 7 till 9pm

£40 per 5 week course

The next course will start

When the government and health experts assure us that it is safe to do so.

Take care, look after your self and keep painting

Acrylics, water colours, pastels, pencil, charcoal, pen and ink mixed media and more.

Subjects range from abstract, landscapes, seascapes, animals, architecture, trains, boats and planes and much more.

You can have a project set for you or choose your own subject

Contact Claire to book on 07760 357733, email or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.






Full day  Workshops 10 till 4  £48

At Claire’s home Studio in Nuneaton CV10 9EB, the 5A bus from Nuneaton station stops directly opposite Claire's house. Please bring packed lunch. Future dates listed below please feel free to bring your own subject  

9th Feb 2020

The Lake district


Mountains, Lakes Skies, this will be from photos of my 2019 holiday there











8th March 2020

Spring in The Hedgerows

Bright greens bursting into life from beautifully laid farmers hedges, old gate ways and discarded paraphernalia

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19th April 2020

In the conservatory


How to paint the light coming through glass and the interior with plants furniture rugs etc.

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10th May 2020

Flower studies from Life 

Individual flower studies of blooms grown in my garden very loose wet in wet vibrant colours. We will be focusing on correct colour mixing and shading

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14th June 2020

Stonehenge Summer solstice Celebration

Capturing the grandeur of this historic monument and the celebrations that take place around this sunrise

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26th July 2020

Canal Scenes

Birmingham or Venice which would you choose!

Plenty of step by step drawing guidance

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9th Aug 2020

Sand, sea and Rocks

Colour mixing getting those beautiful summer skies and golden sands.

Techniques for creating textured rocks and reflections in pools.

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6th Sept 2020

Indian Chief

Character and emotion in facial studies plus fabulous feathered head dress, jewellery and clothing


11th Oct 2020

Still Life with found October fruits

An arrangement of found objects plus the leaves and fruits of the season, high contrast and long shadows creating the atmosphere of low winter sun.

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8th Nov 2020

Autumn Architecture

A town view which is based on terracotta brickwork and golden stone with autumnal trees and a warm soft pale golden sky

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6th Dec 2020

Christmas Landscape 

Mountains, dark pine trees snow flurries, dramatics skies with the Northern Lights.

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Full day Acrylics Workshops 10 till 4 £48

I will be teaching you various techniques and how to get  light and dark using only four colours.

29th March

 28th June

16th August 

25th October

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You are very welcome to bring your own subject

Plenty of hot drinks and homemade cake available please bring your packed lunch.

I hold in stock quality materials for you to buy.

Wednesday Half day Beginners 10 till 1pm £28

Do you feel nervous about starting to learn to paint? Just bring yourself and a friend if you wish and I will provide the materials on the day, any ability welcome

Available dates below

 These dates will not run until the health experts and government give us the go ahead.

13th May

17th June

15th July

12th Aug

16th Sept

14th Oct

18th Nov

9th Dec

Art Societies and Social Groups

Full day or half day workshops, talks or demonstrations available please speak to Claire for more information on

07760 357733

I also teach at:-

New for this year

Monthly Saturday workshops at

Gallery Photiq , 40 Park Road

Leamington CV32 4QN 

Saturday 8th February                                                                                                

                    White Hart Stag

I will be helping you through the drawing of the stag and deer in different poses and will be supplying photographs to work from, many taken at Bradgate park Leicestershire with historical landmarks including  the home of Lady Jane Grey Queen for 9 days in July 1553 and the folly Old John.







Saturday 21st March                                                                                                                                                  Blue bell woods

That fabulous carpet of blue that transforms your view, you will be guided throughout getting the correct blues light and dark. I will be guiding you through achieving a water colour wash for the spring sky glowing a pinkish gold, in contrast with the dark foliage of the holly, silver birch bark and other trees. My inspiration is from a local wood at Hartshill Hayes, Nuneaton and from its hilly terrain where you can view several counties.



Saturday 4th April                                                                                                                                                      Faberge Eggs

Carl Faberge one of the greatest goldsmiths, and jeweller to the Russian imperial court. b 1846  d1920.

We will be studying his designs and I will be encouraging you to create your own design.

I will be showing you how to draw hens’ eggs from life, understanding their form and how to create a 3D effect with the shading of light and dark and using metallic inks to portray the precious metals he used.   



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Saturday 16th May 

               Beautiful Greens of Jepherson Gardens in May               

Jepherson gardens has a fabulous selection of foliage where we can learn how to mix the great variety of greens to be seen in May. We will be working from several photographs of the park.




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Saturday 20th June                                                                                                                   

              Summer Solstice Skies                               

For the long days and plenty of light we will be using water colour wash techniques to create the illuminated sky, graduated colour blending from pink to deep ultramarine blue, golden sunsets, purple sunrises.

Fun with cloud formations those Cirrus high mare’s tails that foretell of good weather giant Cumulonimbus dramatic and exciting. When all dry we can add a silhouette of a town scape, tree line or Stonehenge!  

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Saturday 25th July   

           Doorways around Leamington

You are invited to bring to this class a photo of a doorway you have observed from around the town or your own (many people do like to portray their own doorway). Do not fear! I will be helping you with the drawing and how to get the correct angles when drawing the door slightly ajar and showing the light coming from inside the building.

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Ten2 Gallery

102 Castle Street Hinckley LE10 1DD

Watercolour classes

Tuesdays 10 till12

Fridays 10 till12

The next course will start

When the government and health experts assure us that it is safe to do so.

Take care, look after your self and keep painting

Contact Rose at the Gallery direct to book on 01455 636339

One to One Tuition available

please enquire for details.


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